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Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest






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2009 MIDWINTER FESTIVAL SCHEDULE


MONDAY, FEB. 23

Emerging Blues Artist Workshop

Wayne Logan, a former musician himself, brings his extensive legal background in intellectual property and business law to this workshop designed for blues musicians with experience.

Cantos Music Foundation
134 - 11th Ave. SE
3-5 pm
free admission for workshop participants

Singing the Blues Vocal Camp Workshop

Aspiring blues vocalists will be guided in the art of singing and performing by legendary Seattle songstress Kathi McDonald.

Ironwood Stage
1429 9 Avenue SE
8:00 pm
workshop is open to ages 16 & over
free admission for workshop participants
all others $10 at the door or online at Calgary Bluesfest Store


TUESDAY, FEB. 24

Singing the Blues Vocal Camp Performances

Participants in the Vocal Camp sing live with the Tommy Knowles Band before an audience and a panel of judges. Judges will critique performances and offer expert advice to singers.

Flight Deck International Bar & Grill
1200-9650 Harvest Hills Boulevard NE
8:00 pm
tix $10 online at Calgary Bluesfest Store


WEDNESDAY, FEB. 25

Twilight Blues Concert
with special guest Kathi McDonald & Friends

CBMA Blues Hall of Fame Awards

The 2nd annual Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony will honour regional blues artists who've been voted as tops in their field.

Flight Deck International Bar & Grill
1200-9650 Harvest Hills Boulevard NE
8:00 pm


THURSDAY, FEB. 26

Midwinter Concert Featuring
Paul Oscher - Alone With the Blues

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Paul Oscher returns to Calgary for another great show. Many may remember Paul from his Folkfest appearance a few years ago, when he captured many fans with his dynamic performance.

Inglewood Community Hall
1740 24 Avenue SE
8:00 pm
tix $15 at Megatunes (932 - 17th Ave SW), Heritage Posters (1505 11 Avenue SW)
or online at Calgary Bluesfest Store


FRIDAY, FEB. 27

Midwinter All-Star Dance Party
starring the International Blues Collective with Kenny Neal (Baton Rouge, LA), Kenny 'Blues Boss' Wayne (Vancouver), Sonny Rhodes (Los Angeles)

This trio of greats hails appears in a six-piece band for a screamin' hot dance party.

SAIT'S Gateway Lounge
8:00 pm
tix $35 at Megatunes (932 - 17th Ave SW), Heritage Posters (1505 - 11 Avenue SW)
or online at Calgary Bluesfest Store


SATURDAY, FEB. 28

Blues Jammer's Workshop

Local musician Bob Kohl has created a special workshop for beginner musicians who wish to, or currently participate in, jam sessions at local clubs. Bob brings a new dimension to jamming, with instruction in song choice, performance skills, jamming etiquette and more. Bring your instruments and take part in a live jam session!

Mikey's Juke Joint & Eatery
1901-10th Ave SW
noon to 2 pm
admission is free

Midwinter Dance Party
starring Paul James with Bill Dowey & the Blues Devils

JUNO Award-winning guitarist Paul James (Toronto) performs with one of Calgary's favourite blues bands. A frequent performer at the King Eddy, this is performance will be a musical reunion for Paul, Bill & the Blues Devils.

Inglewood Community Hall
1740 24 Avenue SE
8:00 pm
tix $20 at Megatunes (932 - 17th Ave SW), Heritage Posters (1505 11 Avenue SW)
or online at Calgary Bluesfest Store